A Bangladeshi national was shot dead while another one stabbed in New York City in the USA on Thursday night.
The deceased has been identified as Ariful Yakub Rony, 24, hailed from Feni’s Daganbhuiyan upazila and was a resident of Brooklyn. However, the identity of the injured person has yet to be known.
Four men got into an altercation in front of an apartment building at 550 Ocean Avenue of Flatbush area, said New York police citing the witnesses.
At one stage, Rony was shot and another one with Rony was stabbed. The perpetrators then fled soon after the incident.
Later, Rony was rushed to the Kings County Hospital where doctors declared him dead. The other victim was taken to the Maimonides Medical Centre for treatment.
Rony used to drive taxi to manage his education cost. The family does not know why he went to the apartment building or who the man with him was, said Rony’s uncle Farhad Hossain.
Police said they were working to identify and arrest the perpetrators. Anyone with information regarding the crime is encouraged to contact the police hotline at 1-800-577-8477.
The funeral service for Rony will be held after Zuhr prayers on Saturday at Brooklyn’s Darul Jannah Mosque.